Olympic medal winner Beth Tweddle is set to cut the ribbon on the new Aldi store in Widnes.

Thursday, November 30 will see the doors open on the store on Green Oaks Way, replacing the former building which had been in place since 1995 before it was torn down at the end of 2021.

The new store will be run by Store Manager Chris Worgan, along with a staff or 40. The doors will officially open at 8am with former Team GB gymnastics star Beth Tweddle heading along for the launch. Now retired, Beth is Britain's most successful gymnast with an Olympic bronze medal, three world titles, five European titles and seven British titles under her belt. The company is a long-standing backer of the UK Olympics team.

She said: "I’m so excited to be opening Aldi’s new store. It will be great to chat to customers and a lovely way for me to thank Aldi for its support of Team GB.”

Chris Worgan, added: "We can’t wait to open the doors to the new store in Widnes. It’s set to be a special day and having Olympic hero Beth Tweddle join us will make it a morning to remember."

The company decided to replace the old building on the same site as it was unable to find any other suitable sites in the town. It is more than 400 sq m larger and has an additional 10 staff.

The new store would have fewer car parking spaces but four of them would have electric charging points. The plans also include additional spaces for bicycles, motorbikes and extra disabled spaces.

Aldi is also calling on local charities and food banks in Widnes to register with Neighbourly, a community engagement platform that links businesses to charitable organisations in the local community.

Local charities that register will be able to collect surplus food and perishable products, such as fruit, vegetables and baked goods, seven days a week. Any charities in the area that would like to partner up with the new Aldi store should email aldi@neighbourly.com.